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A Dog Day by Rand, Emily

A Dog Day

Sep 1, 2015
A doll for Marie by Fatio, Louise.

A doll for Marie

A fancy china doll hopes to find a home.

Aug 27, 2015
A lucky author has a dog by Ray, Mary Lyn, author.

A lucky author has a dog

It is a lucky author who has a dog to greet her in the morning and help her with ideas, because everything is better with a dog--but a dog who has an author is also lucky.

Sep 1, 2015
Afraid of the Dark by Hale, Bruce/ Francis, Guy (ILT)

Afraid of the Dark

Sep 1, 2015
Bad Kitty does not like candy by Bruel, Nick, author, illustrator.

Bad Kitty does not like candy

"Bad Kitty knows exactly what she wants. Candy! And nothing will stand in her way"--

Aug 28, 2015
Bad Kitty does not like dogs by Bruel, Nick, author, illustrator.

Bad Kitty does not like dogs

"Kitty wants to sleep. Puppy wants to play. Can they compromise?"--

Aug 29, 2015
Bad weather! by Berrios, Frank, author.

Bad weather!

Batman and Superman join the Super Friends to stop Mr. Freeze from using his weather control machine.

Sep 1, 2015
Bah! said the baby by Plecas, Jennifer.

Bah! said the baby

"When baby says 'bah!' the rest of the family scrambles to bring him balls and books and bows and bottles, sheep and baby dolls and blankets and even a brother! But it turns out that all along, the baby was just trying to say 'bye-bye'"--

Aug 27, 2015
Batman! by Wrecks, Billy.


Even though there are many Superheroes in the DC Super Friends, only Batman is the Dark Knight of Gotham City!

Sep 1, 2015
Because your grandparents love you by Clements, Andrew, 1949- author.

Because your grandparents love you

"Grandparents are the reassuring heroes in this story about a boy and girl who go on an overnight visit at their grandmother and grandfather's farm"--

Sep 1, 2015
Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep! by Tarpley, Todd/ Rocco, John (ILT)

Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep!

Sep 1, 2015
Big heroes! by Wrecks, Billy.

Big heroes!

When Lex Luthor uses a device to shrink them down to the size of ants, the Super Friends must use their superpowers to escape from animals now bigger than them, stop Lex from taking over Metropolis, and return to their normal sizes.

Sep 1, 2015
Boats float! by Lyon, George Ella, 1949- author.

Boats float!

In rhyming text the reader is introduced to all the different kinds of boats floating on rivers, lakes, oceans, and ponds.

Sep 1, 2015
Boats float! by Lyon, George Ella, 1949- author.

Boats float!

In rhyming text the reader is introduced to all the different kinds of boats floating on rivers, lakes, oceans, and ponds.

Aug 27, 2015
Bright sky, starry city by Krishnaswami, Uma, 1956- author.

Bright sky, starry city

"Phoebe helps her dad set up telescopes on the sidewalk outside his store. It's a special night --Saturn and Mars are going to appear together in the sky. But will Phoebe be able to see them with all the city lights? Raindrops begin to fall, followed by lightning and thunder. Phoebe is filled with disappointment as she and her father hurry inside to wait out the storm. But suddenly the power fails and then, amazingly, the rain and clouds disappear. Phoebe and her dad and all kinds of people spil

Aug 27, 2015
Buddy and Earl by Fergus, Maureen, author.

Buddy and Earl

"Buddy does not know what is in the box that Meredith carries into the living room. But when the small, prickly creature says he is a pirate — and that Buddy is a pirate too — the two mismatched friends are off on a grand adventure. In this first book in the Buddy and Earl series, a dog who likes to play by the rules meets a hedgehog who knows no limits. Their friendship is tender and loyal, and their adventures are funny and imaginative. Maureen Fergus' text is witty and understated, and Carey

Sep 1, 2015
Bug in a vacuum by Watt, Mélanie, 1975- author.

Bug in a vacuum

A bug flies through an open door into a house, through a bathroom, across a kitchen and bedroom and into a living room ... where its entire life changes with the switch of a button. Sucked into the void of a vacuum bag, this one little bug moves through denial, bargaining, anger, despair and eventually acceptance -- the five stages of grief -- as it comes to terms with its fate. Will there be a light at the end of the tunnel? Will there be dust bunnies in the void?

Sep 1, 2015
Carl's Halloween by Day, Alexandra, author.

Carl's Halloween

"Carl and Madeleine dress up in costume and go out on a Halloween adventure"--

Aug 30, 2015
Charlie Piechart and the Case of the Missing Pizza Slice by Sadler, Marilyn/ Comstock, Eric (ILT)

Charlie Piechart and the Case of the Missing Pizza Slice

Sep 1, 2015
Crybaby by Beaumont, Karen, author.


When Baby cries, her family and neighbors try unsuccessfully to stop her tears and get her back to sleep, but Roy, the old retriever, knows that Baby needs her toy sheep for a good night.

Sep 1, 2015
Daddy sat on a duck by Cohn, Scott, author, illustrator.

Daddy sat on a duck

A young girl discovers signs of wild beasts all around her house, always when her Daddy is near.

Sep 1, 2015
Daniel's new friend by Friedman, Becky, author.

Daniel's new friend

"Daniel meets Prince Wednesday's cousin, Chrissie! Chrissie and Daniel love to play pretend, and they both love the color red! In some ways they are different, but in so many ways they are the same. Making new friends is fun!--Page [4] of cover.

Aug 28, 2015
Double-happiness by Tupper Ling, Nancy, author.


Told in verse, a Chinese American girl and her little brother protest the idea of moving, until their grandmother teaches them a special trick to make the change easier.

Sep 1, 2015
Dragon jelly by Freedman, Claire, author.

Dragon jelly

"Max is having a MONSTER party. They play all sorts of yucky games then cool down in a fruitbat drool paddling pool! Then it's tea-time, with termite tarts, ear-wig rolls and eyeball birthday cake. But the REAL treat is the red-hot dragon jelly!"--

Sep 1, 2015
Duddle Puck - the puddle duck by Wilson, Karma.

Duddle Puck - the puddle duck

A very odd duck that refuses to quack shocks and flusters animals all over the farm with his clucking, honking, oinking, and neighing.

Sep 1, 2015
Ellie by Wu, Mike, author, illustrator.


When zookeeper Walt announces that the zoo will have to close, all of the animals pitch in to try to save their home, but it's Ellie the elephant who reveals a talent that just may keep the zoo open for good.

Aug 27, 2015
Elmer and the flood by McKee, David, author, illustrator.

Elmer and the flood

After days of being in a cave with the rest of his herd due to torrential rains, Elmer the patchwork elephant is ready for some time alone, but first he must get help to rescue Young Elephant from an island formed by flood waters.

Sep 1, 2015
Evermore dragon by Joosse, Barbara M., author.

Evermore dragon

Once there was a girl, a very little girl. And there was a dragon, a very biggle dragon they were friends, evermore. One day, they play a game of hide-and-seek...But, oh, where can little girl be?

Sep 1, 2015
Everyone Loves Bacon by Dipucchio, Kelly/ Wight, Eric (ILT)

Everyone Loves Bacon

Sep 1, 2015
Families, families, families! by Lang, Suzanne.

Families, families, families!

"A host of animals portrays all kinds of non-traditional families"--

Sep 1, 2015
Felix stands tall by Wells, Rosemary, author, illustrator.

Felix stands tall

After performing in the Guinea Pig Jubilee talent show, Felix becomes a target for bullies and must find a way to face them down.

Sep 1, 2015
Finders keepers by Kasza, Keiko, author, illustrator.

Finders keepers

When a squirrel uses his red hat to mark the spot where he buried an acorn, he sets off a chain of events involving other creatures, each of which finds an unusual use for the chapeau.

Sep 1, 2015
First grade, here I come! by Johnston, Tony, 1942- author.

First grade, here I come!

Told in verse, a boy encounters first grade--with all its peaks and valleys, but most of all with new friends.

Sep 1, 2015
Flower power! by Carbone, Courtney.

Flower power!

Batgirl and Wonder Woman take on Poison Ivy when a meteorite with plant powers falls through the roof of Gotham's botanical gardens.

Sep 1, 2015
Following the tractor by Steggall, Susan, author, illustrator.

Following the tractor

Follows the story of a tractor as it plows, sows, and harvests the fields throughout the course of a year, with a little help from some other farm machinery.

Sep 1, 2015
Friendshape by Rosenthal, Amy Krouse, author.


Sep 1, 2015
Get out of my bath! by Teckentrup, Britta, author, illustrator.

Get out of my bath!

Ellie the elephant's relaxing bath is disrupted by splashing friends, prompting her to suck up all of the water into her trunk until everyone else leaves.

Sep 1, 2015
Goose by Wall, Laura, author, illustrator.


"Sophie meets Goose at the park and the two become fast friends!"--

Sep 1, 2015
Goose goes to school by Wall, Laura, author, illustrator.

Goose goes to school

"Everyone knows geese don't go to school. So when Sophie hears flappy footsteps in class, it can't be goose, can it? Honk! It is goose! There's nothing better than a surprise visit from a friend, especially at school! In this adorable follow-up to Goose, Sophie and Goose will charm readers with their next fun-filled adventure."--

Sep 1, 2015
Happy birthday Madame Chapeau by Beaty, Andrea, author.

Happy birthday Madame Chapeau

When a crow flies off with her birthday bonnet as she walks to dinner, Madame Chapeau chases the thief through the streets of Paris while admirers offer her replacement hats, but none seem quite right until someone offers a special gift.

Aug 27, 2015
I had a favorite hat by Ashburn, Boni, author.

I had a favorite hat

At the end of summer, a girl's mother wants to put away her favorite beach hat but the girl asks to keep it out, then decorates it for each holiday and season from autumn through spring.

Aug 27, 2015
I will chomp you! by John, Jory, author.

I will chomp you!

A monster tries to chomp any reader who wants to go past the first page of the book in order to keep his cakes safe.

Sep 1, 2015
I'm new here by O'Brien, Anne Sibley, author, illustrator.

I'm new here

Three children from other countries (Somalia, Guatemala, and Korea) struggle to adjust to their new home and school in the United States.

Sep 1, 2015
If you ever want to bring an alligator to school, don't! by Parsley, Elise, author, illustrator.

If you ever want to bring an alligator to school, don't!

A child provides insights, based on personal experience, into everything that can go wrong if one brings an alligator to school for show-and-tell.

Aug 27, 2015
In the canyon by Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton, author.

In the canyon

Illustrations and simple rhyming text present a child who is hiking with a group into the Grand Canyon, enjoying the wonders of nature--whether a lizard, a picture on the stone, or a glimpse of the moon from the bottom.

Sep 1, 2015
In, over and on! (the farm) by Long, Ethan, author, illustrator.

In, over and on! (the farm)

Four farmyard friends illustrate prepositional phrases as they go in and out, over and under, around, on and off.

Sep 1, 2015
It's Tough to Lose Your Balloon by Krosoczka, Jarrett J.

It's Tough to Lose Your Balloon

Sep 1, 2015
Jackrabbit Mccabe and the Electric Telegraph by Rozier, Lucy Margaret/ Espinosa, Leo (ILT)

Jackrabbit Mccabe and the Electric Telegraph

Sep 1, 2015
Kindergarten luck by Borden, Louise, author.

Kindergarten luck

After he finds a brand new shiny penny, Theodore has a perfect day in Kindergarten.

Sep 1, 2015
Knit together by Dominguez, Angela N.

Knit together

A little girl who loves to draw but cannot knit, and her mother who loves to knit but cannot draw, collaborate on a special project neither of them could have done alone.

Aug 27, 2015
Ladybug Girl and the best ever playdate by Soman, David, author.

Ladybug Girl and the best ever playdate

Lulu is excited to play with the toy that her best friend Finny brings over, but when the toy loses a wheel and fixing it becomes a game in itself, Lulu realizes that it's even better to play with Finny.

Sep 1, 2015
Lenny & Lucy by Stead, Philip Christian.

Lenny & Lucy

"A picture book about moving to a new house and making new friends"--

Sep 1, 2015
Leo - a ghost story by Barnett, Mac, author.

Leo - a ghost story

Leo is a friendly house ghost--but when a family moves into his house, and tries to get rid of him, he leaves and roams the city looking for a friend.

Sep 1, 2015
Lizard from the Park by Pett, Mark

Lizard from the Park

Sep 1, 2015
Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa by Dewdney, Anna, author, illustrator.

Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa

Spending the night at Gram and Grandpa's house, Llama Llama discovers that he cannot sleep because he has left Fuzzy Llama at home, but Grandpa soon comes up with a solution to replace the stuffed toy.

Sep 1, 2015
Louis I, king of sheep by

Louis I, king of sheep

"Readers will delight in Louis’s increasingly elaborate fantasy of what comes with being a supreme ruler: the pleasures, the responsibilities, the capriciousness. “What’s good for me is good for my people,” thinks King Louis in this clever fable about the randomness and absurdity of power, but also its abuses, and the hidden dangers in a society built on conformity. There’s loads of wit and humor that will appeal to readers of all ages, but will also serve as a basis for discussing experiences o

Sep 1, 2015
Louis I, King of the Sheep by Tallec, Olivier (CRT)

Louis I, King of the Sheep

Aug 28, 2015
Mama's Nightingale - A Story of Immigration and Separation by Danticat, Edwidge/ Staub, Leslie (ILT)

Mama's Nightingale - A Story of Immigration and Separation

Sep 1, 2015
Mango, Abuela, and me by Medina, Meg, author.

Mango, Abuela, and me

Sep 1, 2015
Maple and Willow apart by Nichols, Lori, author, illustrator.

Maple and Willow apart

Sisters Maple and Willow miss each other when Maple starts school, leaving Willow behind at home.

Sep 1, 2015
Max the Brave by Vere, Ed (NA)

Max the Brave

Aug 28, 2015
Max the brave by Vere, Ed, author, illustrator.

Max the brave

Max is a cute kitten who dreams of becoming a brave mouse-catcher. So he sets off in search of a mouse, and discovers that bravery perhaps is not so important after all.

Sep 1, 2015
McToad mows Tiny Island by Angleberger, Tom.

McToad mows Tiny Island

Every Thursday, as a break from mowing Big Island, McToad and his tractor make their way to Tiny Island, using various modes of transportation and types of machinery to get there and back.

Sep 1, 2015
Mia's thumb by Stille, Ljuba, author, illustrator.

Mia's thumb

Mia's family members, from her brother to her grandparents, try all they can think of to get her to stop sucking her thumb.

Aug 27, 2015
Mr. Happy and Miss Grimm by Schneider, Antonie, author.

Mr. Happy and Miss Grimm

When Mr. Happy moves next door to Miss Grimm and begins planting gardens and making friendly gestures, Miss Grimm is not pleased but soon, she feels something strange taking over her bleak little house.

Aug 27, 2015
Mr. Postmouse's rounds by Dubuc, Marianne, 1980- author, illustrator.

Mr. Postmouse's rounds

Mr. Postmouse delivers letters and packages to all of the animals on his route.

Sep 1, 2015
Music class today! by Weinstone, David.

Music class today!

A group of toddlers enjoys a lively music class including, at last, one very shy two-year-old boy.

Sep 1, 2015
My autumn book by Yee, Wong Herbert, author, illustrator.

My autumn book

A young girl rushes outside when the air is crisp and the sky turns gray to observe all of the changes that autumn brings.

Sep 1, 2015
My dog, Bob by Torrey, Rich, author, illustrator.

My dog, Bob

"Like all dogs, Bob likes breakfast, takes rides in the family car and digs for bones. He's just like any other dog--except for a few quirks"--

Sep 1, 2015
Olaf's Night Before Christmas by Disney Book Group (COR)/ Disney Storybook Art Team (COR)/ Gad, Josh (NRT)

Olaf's Night Before Christmas

Sep 1, 2015
On the ball by Pinkney, J. Brian, author, illustrator.

On the ball

"Owen loves soccer, but isn't the best at playing it. After a particularly disastrous day on the field, Owen is benched. He is feeling so low that he doesn't notice the ball rolling away from him until it's too late. In his effort to get it back, he discovers that he has more skills than he realizes"--

Sep 1, 2015
On the Ball by Pinkney, J. Brian/ Pinkney, J. Brian (ILT)

On the Ball

Aug 27, 2015
One bear extraordinaire by McGowan, Jayme, author, illustrator.

One bear extraordinaire

Every morning Bear wakes up with a song in his head, but one day he realizes the song needs something more and sets out to find what is missing, gathering a band of animal musicians along the way.

Sep 1, 2015
Otter loves Halloween! by Garton, Sam, author, illustrator.

Otter loves Halloween!

Otter and Teddy celebrate Halloween.

Aug 30, 2015
Over there by Pilcher, Steve, author, illustrator.

Over there

When Shredder, a little shrew who lives alone, overcomes his worry and sets out to explore what lies beyond the forest, he finds himself in trouble and discovers a new friend.

Aug 27, 2015
Papa's backpack by Carroll, James Christopher, 1960- author, illustrator.

Papa's backpack

Illustrations and rhyming text portray a bear cub who understands that because Papa is a soldier, he sometimes must go, but imagines what it would be like to stay near by riding in Papa's backpack.

Sep 1, 2015
Peanut butter and brains by McGee, Joe, 1972- author

Peanut butter and brains

Unlike the other zombies in Quirkville, Reginald would rather eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich than brains, but getting his hands on one--and keeping the other zombies' hands off the girl who is carrying the sandwich--will not be easy.

Sep 1, 2015
Penny & Jelly - the school show by Gianferrari, Maria, author.

Penny & Jelly - the school show

As the talent show nears, Penny and her trusty canine companion Jelly scramble to find Penny's talent.

Sep 1, 2015
Peppa Pig. Peppa's windy fall day by

Peppa Pig. Peppa's windy fall day

"It's a windy fall day - perfect for playing outside and jumping in big piles of colorful leaves! Join Peppa and her family as they enjoy outdoor fun in the crisp, autumn air."--Back cover.

Sep 1, 2015
Pepper & Poe by Preston-Gannon, Frann, author.

Pepper & Poe

Pepper is an old cat used to his normal routine in the house that he rules until a new kitty named Poe comes along and starts messing up everything.

Aug 26, 2015
Pete the Cat and the bedtime blues by Dean, Kim, 1969-

Pete the Cat and the bedtime blues

"Pete the Cat wants to go to sleep, but his animal friends want to stay up and play"--

Sep 1, 2015
Power down, Little Robot by Staniszewski, Anna.

Power down, Little Robot

"It's time to power down for the night, but Little Robot isn't ready! He quickly opens his stalling program. Luckily, Mom Unit knows exactly how to get him into his sleep module"--

Aug 27, 2015
Ragweed's farm dog handbook by Kennedy, Anne Vittur, author.

Ragweed's farm dog handbook

"Follow Ragweed's handy tips to become the best farm dog ever!" --

Sep 1, 2015
Ready for school, Murphy? by Murphy, Brendan, 1963- author, illustrator.

Ready for school, Murphy?

Murphy is full of excuses for staying home from school but his father has a cure for each of them until Murphy finally gives in--and Dad reminds him it is Saturday.

Aug 27, 2015
Roger is reading a book by Van Biesen, Koen, 1964- author, illustrator.

Roger is reading a book

"Roger wants some peace and quiet so he can read his book, but his neighbor Emily has some hobbies of her own -- very loud ones!"--

Aug 27, 2015
Rosie goes to preschool by Katz, Karen, author, illustrator.

Rosie goes to preschool

Rosie, a helpful preschooler, offers advice to children facing their first day of preschool.

Sep 1, 2015
School spirit! by Alexander, Louise (Louise Shirreffs), 1979- author.

School spirit!

"The Cutie Mark Crusaders still don't have their cutie marks! What are their special talents? Could it be writing? The Crusaders join the school newspaper to find out. What will Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle learn at The Foal Free Press?"--

Sep 1, 2015
Sea Rex by Idle, Molly Schaar, author.

Sea Rex

Cordelia spends a day at the beach with her dinosaur friends.

Aug 27, 2015
Sharing the Bread - An Old-fashioned Thanksgiving Story by Miller, Pat Zietlow/ McElmurry, Jill (ILT)

Sharing the Bread - An Old-fashioned Thanksgiving Story

Sep 1, 2015
Snowy Bear by Mitton, Tony.

Snowy Bear

Tired, cold, and lonely, little Snowy Bear trudges through the woods seeking shelter and finally finds it in a house where a lonely young girl is wishing for a friend.

Sep 1, 2015
So cozy by Korda, Lerryn, author, illustrator.

So cozy

When Dog's bed looks so inviting to his numerous animal friends that a teetering pileup of coziness ensues, a sneeze triggered by Mouse's presence on Elephant's trunk temporarily frightens everyone away.

Aug 27, 2015
Sona and the wedding game by Sheth, Kashmira, author.

Sona and the wedding game

Sona is excited about attending her first Indian wedding, especially since her sister is the bride, but when she learns that tradition requires her to steal the groom's shoes during the ceremony she must ask her annoying little cousin, Vishal, for help.

Aug 27, 2015
Superman! by Wrecks, Billy.


Simple texts and illustrations introduce young readers to the DC Comic superhero known for generations as Superman!

Sep 1, 2015
That's (not) mine by Kang, Anna, author.

That's (not) mine

Two fuzzy animals have a silly argument about a chair that ends with a surprise.

Sep 1, 2015
That's Not Mine by Kang, Anna/ Weyant, Christopher (ILT)

That's Not Mine

Aug 27, 2015
The best story by Spinelli, Eileen.

The best story

When a contest at the local library offers a prize for the best story, a girl tries to write one using her family's suggestions, but her story does not seem right until she listens to her heart.

Aug 27, 2015
The day the crayons came home by Daywalt, Drew, author.

The day the crayons came home

One day, Duncan is happily coloring with his crayons when a stack of postcards arrives in the mail from his former crayons, each of which has run away or been left behind, and all of which want to come home.

Sep 1, 2015
The full moon at the napping house by Wood, Audrey.

The full moon at the napping house

In this cumulative tale, a chirping cricket calms a worried mouse, a prowling cat, and other restless creatures, helping them to finally fall asleep.

Sep 1, 2015
The fun book of scary stuff by Jenkins, Emily, 1967-

The fun book of scary stuff

"A little boy tells his two dogs about all the things that scare him"--

Sep 1, 2015
The great and mighty Nikko! - a bilingual counting book by Garza, Xavier, author, illustrator.

The great and mighty Nikko! - a bilingual counting book

"Nikko's mother wants him to stop jumping on his bed, but he's not jumping on his bed, as he tried to convince her. Instead there are luchadors, masked wrestlers, trying to fight him one at a time. In the end, of course, Nikko is the winner: the great and mightly Nikko!"--

Sep 1, 2015
The green musician by Shahegh, Mahvash, author.

The green musician

Relates how Barbad became the new musician and singer in the court of Persian King Khosrow. Adapted from a 1,000 year-old story originally found in the "Book of Kings" (Shahnameh), which tells the story of the mystical past of ancient Persia.

Sep 1, 2015
The house that's your home by Lloyd-Jones, Sally, 1960-

The house that's your home

Celebrates all the things that make one's home special, including the family that dwells there.

Aug 27, 2015
The little gardener by Hughes, Emily (Emily M.), author, illustrator.

The little gardener

A little gardener who is not very good at gardening makes a wish for a little help.

Sep 1, 2015
The Little Shop of Monsters by Stine, R. L., author.

The Little Shop of Monsters

An illustrated, interactive story with a narrator who invites the reader to meet a vast array of pet monsters, such as the Yucky Mucky twins, and choose one to take home.

Sep 1, 2015
The monkey and the bee by Bloom, C. P., author.

The monkey and the bee

"The monkey has finally gotten his banana, but now a bumble bee wants a bite. The monkey tries to swat away the bee, but in the process finds himself with a bigger problem on his hands. Will the monkey and the bee be able to work together and become friends?"--

Aug 27, 2015
The night before the Fourth of July by Wing, Natasha, author.

The night before the Fourth of July

In rhyming text based on "The Night Before Christmas," a family, decked in red, white, and blue, heads to the Fourth of July parade, hosts a backyard BBQ with neighbors, dodges an afternoon thundershower, and watches the fireworks show.

Aug 29, 2015
The Not Very Merry Pout-pout Fish by Diesen, Deborah/ Hanna, Dan (ILT)

The Not Very Merry Pout-pout Fish

Sep 1, 2015
The nutcracker by Schulman, Janet.

The nutcracker

One Christmas after hearing how the toy nutcracker made by her godfather got his ugly face, a little girl helps break the spell and watches him change into a handsome prince.

Sep 1, 2015
The nutcracker by Schulman, Janet.

The nutcracker

One Christmas after hearing how the toy nutcracker made by her godfather got his ugly face, a little girl helps break the spell and watches him change into a handsome prince.

Aug 28, 2015
The perfect hug by Walsh, Joanna.

The perfect hug

In simple rhyming text the reader will explore many different kinds of hugs in the search for the perfect one.

Aug 27, 2015
The seeds of friendship by Foreman, Michael, 1938- author, illustrator.

The seeds of friendship

Adam, an immigrant boy in a big city, is lonely until he see snow for the first time and starts to play with the neighborhood children, but when he starts school he gets some seeds and begins to plant them with help from his new friends.

Sep 1, 2015
The stranded whale by Yolen, Jane, author.

The stranded whale

When Sally and her brother spot a beached whale on their way home from school in Maine, the town races to save the whale. Meanwhile, Sally sits close to the whale's eye and assures the stranded creature of its strength and beauty.

Sep 1, 2015
The tea party in the woods by Miyakoshi, Akiko, 1982- author.

The tea party in the woods

As Kikko goes through the woods to bring a pie to her grandmother, she happens upon a home full of animals and joins their tea party.

Sep 1, 2015
The wonderful things you will be by Martin, Emily Winfield, author, illustrator.

The wonderful things you will be

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal a parent's musings about what a child will become, knowing that the child's kindness, cleverness, and boldness will shine through no matter what, as will the love they share.

Sep 1, 2015
There was an old dragon who swallowed a knight by Klostermann, Penny Parker.

There was an old dragon who swallowed a knight

In this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, a greedy, hungry dragon eventually learns moderation.

Sep 1, 2015
There was an old mummy who swallowed a spider by Ward, Jennifer, 1963- author.

There was an old mummy who swallowed a spider

This variation on the traditional, cumulative rhyme looks at the consequences of a mummy's strange diet.

Sep 1, 2015
This Orq - He Say Ugh! by Elliott, David/ Nichols, Lori (ILT)

This Orq - He Say Ugh!

Sep 1, 2015
Toby and the ice giants by Lillington, Joe, author, illustrator.

Toby and the ice giants

Toby the bison makes new friends while exploring the Ice Age Tundra.

Sep 1, 2015
Toy boat by De Sève, Randall.

Toy boat

A toy boat gets separated from its owner and has an adventure on the high seas.

Aug 27, 2015
Tucky Jo and Little Heart by Polacco, Patricia, author, illustrator.

Tucky Jo and Little Heart

A fifteen-year-old soldier in World War II meets a sweet young girl in the Philippines who helps him remember what he is fighting for as he helps her and others of her village avoid starvation, and many years later she returns his kindness.

Sep 1, 2015
Two mice by Ruzzier, Sergio, 1966- author, illustrator.

Two mice

Illustrations and minimal text follow two mice as they set off on an adventure that includes a shipwreck, kidnapping by a bird of prey, a narrow escape, and a moonlit stroll home.

Sep 1, 2015
Vincent paints his house by Arnold, Tedd, author, illustrator.

Vincent paints his house

Vincent's animal friends disagree on how he should paint his house, so Vincent comes up with a colorful solution.

Sep 1, 2015
Waiting by Henkes, Kevin


Sep 1, 2015
We forgot Brock! by Goodrich, Carter, author, illustrator.

We forgot Brock!

Phillip and Brock are best friends, although everyone else thinks Brock is imaginary, so when Phillip gets tired out at the Big Fair while Brock is still having fun, they are separated and it will take a very special twosome to bring them back together again.

Sep 1, 2015
What pet should I get? by Seuss, Dr., author, illustrator.

What pet should I get?

A boy wants all of the pets in a pet store but he and his sister can choose only one. End notes discuss Dr. Seuss's pets, his creative process, and the discovery of the manuscript and illustrations for "What Pet Should I Get?"

Aug 27, 2015
When Dad Showed Me the Universe by Stark, Ulf/ Eriksson, Eva (ILT)

When Dad Showed Me the Universe

Sep 1, 2015
When I feel good about myself by Spelman, Cornelia.

When I feel good about myself

A young guinea pig explains that self-confidence comes from learning new things without being afraid of making mistakes and to remember that everyone has different qualities that make them lovable.

Sep 1, 2015
When I feel jealous by Spelman, Cornelia.

When I feel jealous

A young bear describes situations that make her jealous, how it feels to be jealous, and how she can feel better. Includes a note to parents and teachers.

Sep 1, 2015
Where's Walrus? - and Penguin? by Savage, Stephen, 1965- author.

Where's Walrus? - and Penguin?

When Walrus and his friend Penguin escape from the zoo, Will the zookeeper must find them.

Sep 1, 2015
You're Here for a Reason by Tillman, Nancy

You're Here for a Reason

Sep 1, 2015
Your alien by Sauer, Tammi, author.

Your alien

When a little boy meets a stranded alien child, the two quickly become friends, but at bedtime, the alien suddenly grows very sad, and the boy tries to figure out what his new friend needs to be happy again.

Sep 1, 2015